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What is Azure Logic Apps?

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What is Azure Logic Apps?

Azure Logic Apps, from Microsoft Azure is a cloud-based Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) that is used to automate tasks, workflows, etc. It helps in creating and designing automated workflows that are capable of integrating services, systems, and applications. Azure Logic Apps is used in a majority of organizations and B2B scenarios for developing highly scalable integration solutions.

There are endless tasks that can be automated by Azure Logic Apps. Some of the important and common ones are as follows:

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Key Components of Azure Logic Apps

Now that we have an idea what the Azure Logic Apps platform means, let us move further to understanding what are the various components of Azure Logic Apps:


Workflows are one of the key components in Azure Logic Apps. A workflow is basically a series of processes and actions defined in the form of steps. Whenever an input is fed into the system through logical connectors (discussed later in this blog), a workflow is initiated. Hence, business processes can be automated using Azure Logic Apps by defining workflows for business operations.


The actions and processes that take place in Azure Logic Apps are carried out by logical connectors. These connectors are designed in a way that they are able to integrate and work with user data. Logical connectors have multiple types. However, the two broad categories they have been divided into are predefined connectors and customized connectors. In some situations, it is also possible that ARM templates can be used to define connectors.

Steps to add connectors to Azure Logic Apps

Follow these simple steps below to add and use connectors in Azure Logic Apps:


Actions in Azure Logic Apps refer to the steps that are run on the initiation of a trigger. As already discussed, whenever a trigger is created, a series of actions and processes are initiated. Actions will start to run successively once a trigger is initiated. These actions are actually the processes that will be performed based on the pre-decided business tasks and user-provided data. Azure Logic Apps allows the user to choose a specific set of actions from the varied options available in the connector repository. 


Triggers are basically the inception of the entire Azure Logic App workflow. Actions, workflow, and processes all are linked to triggers. Without the initiation of a trigger, these components of Azure Logic Apps cannot work. Connectors, in Logic Apps, themselves can initiate various triggers through custom triggers, where custom connectors are used to initiate the triggers.

Initiating Triggers in Azure Logic Apps

The following are the steps to initiate triggers in Azure Logic Apps:

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Working of Azure Logic Apps?

The working of Azure Logic Apps is based on the actions and processes defined in the workflow. The workflow is initiated whenever an event is triggered. For example, if we take into consideration a hotel booking logic app, whenever a user initiates a booking by selecting a hotel, the workflow starts running, thereby taking the user through the booking process until the completion of the same. At each step, the values are recorded and transferred to the next step so that the workflow can be run smoothly.

Creating a Logic App

To start with other operations in a Logic App, it is first important to understand how it is created. The various steps involved in the creation of a Logic App are as follows:

Authenticating a Logic App

After learning how to create a Logic App, let us now learn how to authenticate it. In authentication, Azure Logic Apps uses system-assigned managed identity that can be used with only one single logic app resource and user-assigned managed identity. This system-assigned managed identity can be collectively shared across various other resources. Now, let us learn how to authenticate a Logic App:

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Calling Azure Logic Apps

The steps mentioned-below will call a Logic App from an already existing Logic App:

Creating an API Connection in an Azure Logic App

The following steps need to be followed to connect an API in an Azure Logic App:

Benefits of using Azure Logic Apps

Azure Logic Apps offer of the most important benefits in the industry for solving various complex business problems:


It is clear that all organizations need workflows and processes to run effective business operations. Azure Logic Apps is an important mechanism that helps organizations design and run workflows smoothly and easily.

We hope that this blog has helped you in understanding Azure Logic Apps.

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